Wednesday, August 25, 2010

will it never end??

today i went to the bookstore. i got to the check-out counter and the cashier asked me if “my family” had a membership card. maybe it was due to the fact that my shoulders are barely higher than the counter, or that i still have a pizza face. but people are constantly mistaking me for a teenager. i wanted to say something like, “you mean do my mommy or my daddy have a membership card?” instead, i made sure that my ring was in plain sight when i swiped my card and that i added a little extra pregnancy waddle to my walk when i left the store.

i guarantee the cashier was thinking “where on earth are her parents?”

Sunday, August 22, 2010



it’s another sunday evening all by myself. at least now i have a little companion who enjoys doing acrobatics in my tummy. especially at night. what’s the deal with that? i can’t complain though, i absolutely love it.

i am 22 weeks along now. feelin’ pretty awesome. steadily expanding. the shirt i am wearing in these pics used to be really long on me. now it is practically a belly shirt. sweet.

i love how diplomatic my doctor is when he tells me i’ve gained (maybe a little more than is  truly necessary) weight. just tell me i’m chubby and i’ll tell you i’m growing a human and then neither one of us will feel uncomfortable. maybe you will actually, just a little.

i love being pregnant now that i’m not sick anymore. i just have to keep this little guy fed and we are both happy campers.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

as promised.


there ya have it, my ever-expanding body. james is obsessed with feeling my belly. i think he’s excited or something. my dad likes to ask me which side is pregnant, like my belly or my butt. he gets a big kick out of telling me that my butt is getting pregnant too. such a gentleman.

despite my silly remarks about getting fatter, i have been feeling really good. i am now 20 weeks along and i think me and the little buster have figured out how to keep each other comfortable. or at least comfortable enough to keep food down (for the most part).

so if you haven’t heard, we are having a baby boy. i don’t know how you couldn’t have heard about it, what with james practically screaming it from the rooftops. we went in for an ultrasound before i left for utah and our little man was definitely not being shy. he seemed determined to show us that he was indeed a boy. james was on cloud nine.

oh yeah, my trip to utah. it was so much fun. i had such a good time just hangin’ out with my family. we talked, and laughed, and ate good food, and went swimming, and shopping, and to late night movies, and took long naps, and didn’t take any pictures. i know, i know, i’m usually such a good picture taker. i was too busy this trip with family stuff.

how i long for the days that i can drop by unannounced at my parent’s house. where i can sit right in the grass and not have to worry about getting eaten alive by creepy crawlies. this brings me to my next update.

back in may, james applied for an air traffic control position in salt lake. we have been waiting (and waiting) to hear anything. finally a few weeks ago, james got a phone interview. it was more like a quiz, with no personal questions at all. we were both worried. we pray every night to have the opportunity to live by our families and raise our children by their grandparents. yesterday james received a phone call. he was (tentatively) offered a position in salt lake starting september 2011. so if everything goes according to plan, it looks like we will be moving home next year. of course this is bittersweet for us both. we have loved living in midland and the lifelong friends that we’ve made here. at least we still have a whole year to live it up down here in west texas.

Monday, August 9, 2010

i am completely aware that i have been M.I.A. for almost a month now. i have been sick. then the sickness (mostly) stopped in time for my trip to utah. i have many updates to share i.e. my ever-expanding body, pictures of delicious babies, and our current "limbo" status might be changing for good. stay tuned...